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by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

 

No matter how fascinated we are by the beauty of a new language, it seems like there is always a critical period where we encounter many excuses that deter us from even starting the process!

We have all been there; one minute we are excited about the idea of learning a new language, and the next, we make all kinds of excuses and pause from the initial excitement.

Read about three popular language learning myths that we create in order to justify our procrastination when it comes to learning a new language.

1) Age

  • “I am too old for this; I will never learn.”

While there are some studies that support the idea that children have an easier time learning a second language, there is nothing to suggest there’s an age at which learning abilities disappear for good. So, put this myth to rest and start learning that language that you have been meaning to study for years.

Also, here is an extra incentive: Think about the advantages that your age gives you, you have been speaking your native language for quite some time, and your innate knowledge of its grammar and sounds will be helpful when trying to learn a new language from scratch. So what are you waiting for? Go try it now (Actually, hang on, let’s finish this article first!).

2) Time

  • “I’m too busy; I don’t have time to waste.”

Let’s start by making it clear that time spent learning a new language is not time wasted. There are many advantages to learning a new language. That’s an entirely different article in itself. It’s true that, as adults, we have a lot on our plates and often find it difficult to make time for learning. In this case, it helps if we change our perception of learning from being “a waste of time” to being “an investment” that will bring us personal, social and even economic benefits in the future.

Also, it is important to realize that learning is not exclusive to classrooms, nor does it need to be time-consuming. You can try to listen to language podcasts while walking to work, or when you’re working out, or you can also squeeze in a mini-lesson while waiting for an appointment. Remember to make it fun, and not see it as an obligation or as homework. Once you see your own progress, oftentimes that’s all you need to keep pushing forward.

3) Money

  • “Learning a new language is too expensive; I don’t have that kind of money.”

This excuse is probably the one that’s used most often, but it is also the easiest to solve. Just as learning a new language doesn’t have to be a boring burden, it doesn’t have to break the bank as well. Thanks to the Internet, we now have access to many affordable, helpful resources. Make use of these and take advantage of the many sites and applications designed to make learning easier for you.

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by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Arlington Construction Management, a locally owned and operated residential home builder and remodeler, is looking for supervisor/project manager to work with its client base in creating their dream homes.

ACM is seeking a self-motivated individual with experience in residential or commercial construction, who’s looking for a more flexible/independent work environment that provides a higher quality of life. Most of our work is right here in Arlington or a short drive just outside the county.  We are in the process of affiliating with a large north american organization that will provide additional training and advancement potential.

For more information, contact Chad Hackmann at 703-224-4428 or [email protected]. To apply, send your work history and contact info with a current address.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 11, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

WBU Associate PictureYour local Wild Birds Unlimited (2437 N. Harrison Street) is dedicated to the hobby of backyard bird feeding. We provide quality bird food and supplies to all of your backyard birds.

The position of Sales Associate can be either a part-time or full-time position that reports to the franchise owner or manager. The primary responsibility of a Sales Associate is to provide a high-energy customer experience.

Selling / Customer Experience:

  • Understands that the high-energy customer experience is the #1 priority.
  • Uses successful selling skills to satisfy the customer and complete the sale.
  • Wears the logo name badge and logo apparel while working on the sales floor.

Merchandising:

  • Understands and communicates the store’s merchandise and target products to the customer.
  • Completes the changing of displays, signing and the restocking of merchandise as directed by management.

Personnel Management:

  • Demonstrates a positive, enthusiastic and professional demeanor.
  • Attends store meetings as required.
  • Completes any other duties as assigned.

Administrative Control:

  • Adheres to all store policies and procedures regarding the ringing of all transactions, any administrative duties and scheduling.
  • Completes accurate and legible paperwork.

Store Maintenance:

  • Maintains good housekeeping standards to help present a clean and well-presented store.
  • Helps keep store and backroom clean & organized.

Please call (703) 241-3988 or come in to pick up an application!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 7, 2017 at 11:35 am 0

It’s not quite a Grand Opening, but it is a big step and a new beginning for Dr. Ujjwal Shakya and the staff of MMA & Sports Rehab in South Arlington.

After almost 3 years of building a patient population inside Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts at 1041 S. Edgewood Street — near Columbia Pike — Dr. Shakya has moved his physical therapy practice two doors down to his own clinic at 1033 S. Edgewood on the same street.

Dr. Shakya says the clinic treats more than just the MMA competitor or athlete. “About 5 to 10 percent of our patients are MMA athletes,” he says. “Most patients have a number of sports-related injuries, chronic pain syndrome and acute pain/injuries from everyday activities.”

It helps that Dr. Shakya active in sports, which clearly helps him understand injuries specific to athletes. He has been practicing martial arts, particularly Muay Thai, for the last six years and plays cricket for the DC Royal Cricket Club locally.

Dr. Shakya believes that the clinic has experienced rapid growth and positive feedback because of widespread word-of-mouth referrals, evident by the sincere and abundant praises on Yelp, Google Plus and other social media platforms. He wholeheartedly appreciates patients for their kind words about his services.

The MMA & Sports Rehab practice includes multi-disciplinary approaches to disorders of general orthopedic, vestibular (balance), neurological and sports nature. Patients are likely to experience any combination of therapeutic exercises, Kinesio taping, soft tissue mobilization, Myofascial Release, Blood Flow Restriction training, Dry Needling and other manual therapies.

Dr. Shakya says, “We perform various manual therapy techniques along with specific therapeutic exercises, and patient education is a big part of our practice. We focus on a combination of excellent patient service, focused and effective therapy.”

But perhaps most crucially, Dr. Shakya sees a patient not as a single complaint to fix, but as a comprehensive and holistic person. “We see the patient as a whole person rather than just a pain in the neck or a low back ache,” he says.

For instance, he says, if the complaint is an ailing ankle, “We address the hip, the knee and the core. The patient is a full person, not just an ankle. I try to find the source of the symptoms, the source of the pain.”

Dr. Shakya, who is originally from Nepal, has the unique distinction of being one of the few physical therapists he knows of with double-doctorates: Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Manual Therapy, in addition to being a Board Certified Sports Specialist.

There are more credentials, and you can see them on the clinic’s website.

The transition from the gym setting to the clinic setting affords patients with opportunities for relief in both locations as Shakya’s practice continues to have access to Pentagon MMA.

The bottom line on the expansion of the business into its own clinic says something about the care and treatment patients experience at MMA & Sports Rehab. “Our patients have continued to support us and we are proud to provide exceptional care with expertise,” the doctor says.

For more information about MMA & Sports Rehab, see the website here, call 703-884-7084 or email at [email protected]. The preceding was sponsored by MMA & Sports Rehab and written by Buzz McClain.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

An exclusive home buying class is being held on Sept. 11 and 18 in Arlington.

The first 3 to attend each class get a free Roku Express!

Looking for a home in a great location but without the high costs? Consider an older home.

  1. Older homes will save you money on your real estate taxes because the assessed value is lower.
  2. In the DC metro region, an older home can save you $50,000 and more compared to newer construction homes in the same neighborhood.
  3. You can always renovate the home later, leaving you with a modern home with more character.

Attend the Home Buyer Class hosted by Orange Line Living and Get $1,500 Towards Your Next Home Purchase!

You will get a comprehensive explanation of the home purchasing process – there’s more to know than you’d think. The Orange Line Living Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more. There will be local specialists from multiple industries in attendance, so come with questions.

Benefits of Attending

  • $1,500 credit towards your new home or towards early lease termination
  • 12-month home buy-back guarantee
  • Food and drinks provided
  • AND the first 3 to attend will receive a Roku Express!

The event is hosted by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent. Dan and his team have developed a special process that has allowed them to help over one thousand local families buy or sell their home.

Details

Space is limited so be sure to register at arlingtonhomebuyerclass.com!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 24, 2017 at 8:00 am 0

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homezen saves you thousands by making it easy to sell your home without an agent.

As fall cools down and the housing market heats up, homezen can save you up to $30,000 or more by helping you sell without an agent.

homezen has already helped 28 homesellers in DC, Virginia, and Maryland save more than $600,000 this year.

What’s homezen? homezen is a digital service that makes it easy to sell your home quickly without an agent and saves you the broker’s commission.

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How? For a low flat fee they give you everything you need, including help pricing, professional photography and they get you on the MLS (and Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and other sites buyers and agents use).

Oh, and they have the lockbox and paperwork covered too. Their professionals support you all the way through the process, so you can go through each step with confidence.

homezen even makes it easy to get started with a free instant home valuation, and you can schedule a free call with one of homezen’s experts to learn more.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for homezen today.

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by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are rapidly approaching the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. The days are shorter, the leaves are beginning to change color and local businesses are pushing their holiday marketing efforts.

When we discussed how to increase your revenue without relying on discounts and sales, we mentioned the need for creating personalized and memorable customer experiences. Holidays present a great opportunity for marketing to your customers around a topic that is relevant, that they’re fully aware of and that they’re interested in.

Here are a few simple ways to get creative with your local holiday marketing that works in conjunction with your digital signage and will keep your clients interested in following your brand.

Oktoberfest: Whether you choose to don Lederhosen or not, it’s hard to ignore that Oktoberfest events have continued to gain popularity in the local area, especially amongst millennials. Take advantage of this celebration by promoting happy hour specials or outdoor Biergarten parties.

Lighting of the National Christmas Tree: This time-honored tradition has been a staple of Washington Christmas celebrations for more than 90 years. Create templates that show off your holiday and American spirit for this historic event by displaying a slideshow of previous Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies alongside your regularly scheduled content. You could even host your very own holiday lighting ceremony for customers or guests!

New Year’s Eve in the City: As we close out the year and welcome a new one, all of our local communities showcase an impressive display of colorful fireworks at midnight. How can your business ring in the new year?

Engage your clients with crowdsourced social media. Ask your customers to submit their photos and New Year’s Resolutions with a custom hashtag and then display the content in-store. They will be thrilled to see their posts on your screen as they countdown to midnight! It’s a cheap and fun method to build customer engagement.

White House Easter Egg Roll: Since the 1800s, local children and their families have been invited to the White House Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll. Decorate your templates like you would do with an Easter egg, or hide rabbits and eggs in your designs for kids to discover. Additionally, you could run kid-friendly events for your business that the whole family can enjoy.

Cherry Blossom Festival: When winter begins to thaw, the cherry blossom trees quickly steal the spotlight in D.C. Rows of beautiful pink blooms give way to some brilliant marketing ideas. Decorate your display templates with cherry blossom frames and springtime coloring.

Fourth of July: There’s something special about celebrating Independence Day on the lawn of the National Mall. Make a bang with your red, white and blue themed designs and include motion graphic fireworks to woo customers.

Local businesses that can creatively adjust their marketing strategies during the holiday season will drive sales and maintain high levels of customer engagement. A digital signage strategy that takes advantage of theses occasions is sure to bring attention to any store or business.

Jacqueline Hoffmann is a Solutions Consultant at Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions. She leads the Washington, D.C. team, working with designers and engineers to build digital signage networks that connect brands with people. To learn more about Mvix, please visit www.mvixdigitalsignage.com or call 703.584.4304.

by Buzz McClain August 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

When Daniel Fishman bought his first new car a few years ago he fell into a trap most new car owners fall into: A compulsion to keep that showroom gleam.

“But I found that living in a city apartment without a hose at my disposal made that difficult,” he says. “It was hard to keep my baby clean.”

That’s when it dawned on him that the car washing business was ready for a disruptor, an internet-based service that would essentially deliver a car washing service the way ride-hailing apps deliver rides.

Fishman and partner Dinko Badic launched WashMyCar, LLC, last summer. Car owners schedule their washes via a superbly friction-less web-based application or an old-fashioned phone call an hour or two before they want the service.

Car washes start at $22 for an exterior hand wash.

“We spend a minimum of 50 minutes on a hand wash,” Fishman says. “But we’ll spend up to three hours if a customer orders a full slate of the services we offer.”

That includes tire shines ($8), interior cleaning ($45) and hand waxing ($32). Customers may also sign up for a subscription for scheduling the service at regular intervals.

“We describe our service as somewhere between a machine wash–which isn’t as safe as hand washing–and a full-on detailing service, but we’re far less expensive,” he said.

WashMyCar is not the usual service you get from the soap splashing teens raising money for their high school bands at the gas station. Fishman and Badic are serious about providing a quality service that earns high praise. “We have 100 percent positive customer feedback, and we want to keep it that way,” Fishman says.

Which is why they bring their own high-quality, proprietary equipment and cleansers and a better-than-average knowledge of factory-applied clear coat, base coat and primer and what works best when cleaning them.

Like Fishman when he was inspired to start WashMyCar, any Arlington residents live in dwellings that do not make outdoor hoses available for washing cars and trucks. Fishman and Badic solved that problem with what he calls “a two-bucket method” of washing.

“We use two to three gallons of water, which is very low water consumption for a car wash,” he says. “So it’s eco-friendly, which was important to us. There’s virtually no water run-off. And we don’t need a hose. It takes a little longer than if we used a hose, but it’s worth it.”

The car doesn’t have to be outdoors, even: WashMyCar can wash your car in a garage. And the vehicle owner does not need to be present at the time of the wash, unless they want interior cleaning, and even then if arrangements are made for opening the car, they don’t have to be there for that.

For more information see the WashMyCar website or Facebook page. Contact WashMyCar at 202-810-9274 or [email protected].

The preceding was a sponsored business profile written by Buzz McClain.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0

Arlington Travel Baseball (ATB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth baseball organization that provides an opportunity for players ages 9-12U to acquire superior skills through higher levels of competition. ATB is seeking head and assistant coaches who have a passion for the game and want to join a “winning” team. Ideally, we are in search of former college baseball players who want to teach the game they grew up playing

Coaches will be compensated a competitive wage and required to pass a background check. Coaching experience is a plus but not required and training is available as needed. Coaches will report to the Director of Player Development, who will set team goals and assist with practice plans and specific skills development.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Manage the day to day field activities of the team. Teaching relevant skills, tactics and techniques.
  • Arrive on time and have a practice plan for each practice.
  • Lead the team at all regular season, playoff and tournament games.
  • Coach in a positive manner. (Coaches will have coach of conduct form)
  • Communicate with Team General Manager with administrative needs of team.
  • Prepare the players for the physical and mental challenges of competitive baseball.
  • Identify player strengths and weaknesses and provide progress reports at end of summer season.
  • Attend annual tryouts in June and July

If you’re interested or know someone who might be please contact us at [email protected] or call 703-801-6297.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Ballston-based Mobile Posse is seeking talented and motivated professionals to join their fast growing mobile software company. Join an awesome team and amazing Silicon Valley start-up like work environment – featuring a ping pong and foosball table, free lunch Tuesdays, Cold Brew on tap, a fully stocked kitchen with soft drinks and snacks, on-site gym, and much more.

Mobile Posse is 11 years old, but remains a startup at heart despite being a top 10 mobile content publisher with software used by millions of smartphone users. We are a PROFITABLE, emerging company that is changing the mobile journey and smartphone usage as we know it.

Your Beliefs & Characteristics:

  • Willing to contribute to all phases of development
  • Understands commitment does not end once code has been deployed to production
  • Obsessed with producing clean, maintainable and efficient code
  • Communicates effectively – including listening and nonverbal communication
  • A desire to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Equipped a positive, can-do attitude
  • Wants to win

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience in Mobile Technologies
  • Experience with Cloud Framework(AWS)
  • Experience with scale/big data
  • Preferred: BS/MS degree
  • Keeps up with new technologies

If you are ready to be part of a company that is breaking barriers and forging a new future for smartphones, check out our specific job listings on our website and submit an application.

We offer a competitive salary with full benefits, equity, 401(k), and tons of fun. Candidate must be based in our Ballston office.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

Looking for a new home but stuck with your current rental? You have options!

  1. Negotiate a break-lease agreement with your landlord
  2. Get the seller of the property you would like to move into to buyout the rest of your lease.
  3. Sublease your rental for the remaining term.

Attend the Home Buyer Class hosted by Orange Line Living and get $1,500 towards ending your lease. The first 3 to attend each class get a free Roku Express!

You will get a comprehensive explanation of the home purchasing process – there’s more to know than you’d think. The Orange Line Living Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more. There will be local specialists from multiple industries in attendance, so come with questions.

Benefits of Attending

  • $1,500 credit towards your new home or towards early lease termination
  • 12-month home buy-back guarantee
  • Food and drinks provided
  • AND the first 3 to attend will receive a Roku Express!

The event is hosted by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent. Dan and his team have developed a special process that has allowed them to help over one thousand local families buy or sell their home.

Details

Space is limited so be sure to register at arlingtonhomebuyerclass.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 8, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Two competitive brothers, Doug and Daniel Frantzen, teamed up to create a fresh spin on HIIT classes, packing serious variety into a single 60 minute workout at their functional training studio, E60 Fitness.

With an existing location in Ashburn for almost 2 years, the Frantzen brothers had plenty of time to mold and craft their proprietary class before breaking into the Arlington scene this June. E60’s newest location is located in the Rosslyn district, directly off of Clarendon Blvd.

E60’s HIIT class, Elevate 60 is intended to bring you the best of several exercise disciplines within a high-intensity format, using heart rate monitors to gauge effort levels throughout the class. There are several boutique studios in the area, all with a niche, or specialty, usually in one exercise discipline (i.e. spin, yoga, etc.). Fitness enthusiasts these days understand that your body needs and wants variety. The beauty of E60’s program is that it is exploding with variety. From boxing to barbell exercises, incline intervals to sled pushes, spin bikes to suspension gear, these classes pack several forms of training into an effective 60-minute group workout.

Though the classes maintain a high-energy throughout, the class instructors (who act as group personal trainers) take the time to slow down the motions and emphasize proper form when practicing resistance training. Building lean muscle is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and shape your body. Resistance training is key for building lean muscle, so you can count on there being a few resistance training circuits in each E60 class, all under the guidance of a certified trainer. Within their programming, E60 emphasizes specific muscle groups each day, so though the workout will be full body, you’ll have a target area to focus on during the resistance based circuits. The programming changes daily to keep your body guessing and prevent plateau.

E60’s workout is certainly backed by science, but Doug and Dan have also attempted to add a fun factor to their classes. “We try to keep it fun and functional. Often times we’ll pair people up, or create small teams that get to work together towards a goal or even compete against each other. We also have a lot of custom equipment such as a monkey bar multi-rig, salmon ladder, and athletic training equipment so people can try something new.”

The brothers have taken some of their training from athletics to the group classes inspiring an encouraging, team-like environment. And though the classes are challenging, they’re designed to handle all fitness levels, so you may see a pairing of clients 30 years apart in age, motivating each other to meet their goals. “Every client moves at their own pace, with their own weights. We provide modification for each exercise, so everyone can challenge themselves in different ways but all with the same intention.”

Wearable heart-rate monitors are loaned to each participant in each class and displays throughout the studio show each participant’s heart rate and calories burned in real time. Each person’s heart rate is color coded as it enters certain heart rate zones. This makes it easy for participants of all fitness levels to gauge their effort levels and determine their pace throughout the class. At the end of the class, all of the stats are shared with each participant, and E60’s system tracks their stats over time so they can view their progress.

On top of their proprietary HIIT class, E60 offers personal training, and open gym time. Keeping up with the modern flexibility today’s market demands, E60 Fitness provides no-contract memberships, and no initiation or termination fees. You can stay for 1 month or a lifetime with the ability to cancel on your own at home at any time. Beyond memberships you can also purchase packages of group sessions that are valid for a full year.

Stop by and sign up for your free class today, or find out more at www.e60fitness.com

Contact:

1524 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
703-351-7549
[email protected]

Editor’s note: The preceding was written and sponsored by E60.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

The D.C. area is home to four of the top ten richest counties in the country.

For businesses that cater to these local customers, the concentration of wealth provides an excellent opportunity for driving revenue but also presents unique challenges for improving customer engagement.

One way to enhance engagement, especially with customers with high disposable incomes, is by incorporating personalization through the use of digital kiosks.

When deals and specials don’t drive sales

More wealth means more disposable income. While discounts and price drops remain attractive even to the wealthy, it simply is not a sustainable way for long term engagement with customers. Customers, especially the wealthy in the region, aren’t as motivated to make a purchase simply based on deals, coupons, and discounts as other consumers. Rather, businesses have to go beyond price-driven relationships and think about how to engage customers with personalized, sophisticated experiences.

In the age of technology, where people spend the majority of their waking hours interacting with a screen, digital channels provide the easiest and most direct route to engage customers. Digital signage kiosks in particular provide a familiar and engaging platform that allows businesses to provide immersive experiences that are highly targeted.

Selling sophistication

When used correctly, digital kiosks signal to customers that a business is forward-thinking and tech-savvy. This sells sophistication, and customers will bite.

Let’s take a look at a few applications of digital kiosks and how they elevate the customer experience:

  • Doctor’s offices and clinics with check-in kiosks will have faster check-in times and reduced back-and-forth between the patient and receptionist. Displaying trivia and wait times on the screens will reduce perceived wait times, a big pain point for the healthcare industry.
  • Spas can display welcome messages for bridal parties, birthday parties, etc., to further personalize the visit. Displaying staff bios and social media posts on the digital screens familiarizes customers with the business and encourages engagement even after the customer has left the property.
  • Rather than displaying news, banks can display mortgage rates and stock tickers in the branches, and add check-in kiosks for customers to complete any necessary forms while they wait for their number in the queue.
  • Realtors can replace static signs with digital window displays showing local listings, points of interests such as schools, shopping, churches, etc., available showings, and even realtor profiles. Making virtual tours available on digital kiosks in the office gives potential home owners an opportunity for discovery and exploration, and the realtor a chance to wow them.
  • In retail locations digital kiosks present an endless aisle where customers can search for and order items not in the store. Stores such as Bloomingdale’s and ZARA have installed kiosks in their changing rooms where customers can ask for alternate colors and sizes. Kiosks can even recommend items that would complement the original.
  • Restaurants are also using digital kiosks. McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Panera are just a few that have introduced kiosks for shorter lines, improved accuracy, and personalization – customers can save their order modifications as favourites or order from their history.

The use cases are virtually endless. Digital kiosks can display weather, traffic, event listings, emergency alerts, wayfinding and building directories, corporate communication, etc.

Impressive ROI

In addition to improving the customer experience, digital kiosks also improve efficiency and reduce overall operating costs.

They eliminate the cost of printing static signs, allow brands to instantly update their messages for real-time interaction with their customers, and add visual appeal to a venue or building. Also, when the kiosks display important customer-facing information, employees will spend less time answering questions and more time on pressing tasks, thus improving their productivity.

The D.C. area is home to a unique demographic that is primed to make purchases using a wealth of information. They also expect more from their actual shopping experience. For this group and in instances when discounts don’t drive sales, kiosks are providing the perfect complementary service within brick-and-mortar environments.

Jacqueline Hoffmann is a Solutions Consultant at Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions. She leads the Washington, D.C. team, working with designers and engineers to build digital signage networks that connect brands with people. To learn more about Mvix, please visit www.mvixdigitalsignage.com or call 703.584.4304.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 1, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Serene Al-Momen and her team were in a different coworking office when she heard that WeWork was opening up a space in suburban Virginia. She had already seen what WeWork has to offer, so it didn’t take much convincing for her to book a tour of the new building in Tysons.

“We felt like it was a good place for the team,” says Al-Momen. “It was just perfect.”

Al-Momen is the co-founder of Senseware, a platform that helps building owners, operators, and managers to monitor everything about their facilities, from energy use to equipment status. Nine months ago the company moved into WeWork Tysons. Al-Momen says her staff tells her they feel right at home in the space just outside of D.C.

“I like the fact that the design is nice and modern,” says Al-Momen. “It feels good to our team to come every morning to a place like this.”

WeWork is a global network of more than 150 coworking spaces that are specially designed to foster creativity and collaboration. WeWork’s mission is to encourage members to “make a life, not just a living,” and it accomplishes that through modern workspaces, opportunities to network with other professionals in their field, and connect with potential customers all over the world.

In WeWork’s 10 locations in and around D.C., there are spaces to accommodate companies of all sizes, from one-person start-ups to well-established corporations with hundreds employees. Al-Momen’s growing company is right in the middle, occupying a 38-desk office.

Each WeWork location has its own personality, drawing different types of members. WeWork K Street, located on one of the best-known thoroughfares in Northwest D.C., has a wide range of members, including lobbyists to law firms. WeWork Dupont Circle, on the other hand, has quite a few tech startups and nonprofit organizations.

A 20-minute drive from D.C., WeWork Tysons is a convenient, modern workspace in a three-story glass building. It’s a LEED-certified facility, cutting down significantly on its carbon footprint. It’s a hub for business, with the headquarters for Hilton, Booz Allen Hamilton, and others corporations nearby. The space is perfect for companies in areas like tech and contracting, as well as former employees of larger companies who have left to start their own businesses.

On top of that, WeWork Tysons is surrounded by two world-class shopping centers and dozens of dining and nightlife spots. Easy access to parking and public transportation makes it great for commuters.

Al-Momen says WeWork provides everything a business owner could possibly need, from a front-desk staff and printing services to common areas and conference rooms where they can huddle with colleagues or meet with a potential new client. And, of course, there are extras like fruit water and freshly brewed coffee always at the ready.

“It’s great,” says Al-Momen. “I can’t think of anything I could want that’s not offered.”

The preceding article was written by Reesa Hylton and sponsored by WeWork.

by Buzz McClain July 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

On a recent Friday, part-time landlord Steve Rose had 20 possible tenants anxious to see his newly available apartment. But instead of spending the day showing the property and taking information on the visitors, he turned to a new Arlington business to do it for him.

Leaseably, Rose said, “had everybody scheduled, gave me a summary of all the applicants, did the background checks on them all and made it well worth the money.”

For Rose, a self-employed businessman with three investment properties, Leaseably listing services saved him time, effort and possible aggravation in finding a new tenant.

Finding tenants is just one of the services Leaseably offers. Leaseably is an Internet-based virtual assistant — with a staff of property management experts and Realtors behind it — that handles the copious details of property management for landlords, from dealing with calls requesting home repairs to finding the qualified and licensed repairmen to make them.

“A lot of people don’t want to sell their homes in Arlington, they want to rent them for a profit–with a property management company that offers quality and transparent services,” said Miriam Bolanos, who founded the company with her sister Brenda.

Traditional property managers can charge anywhere from 8 percent to 15 percent of the monthly rent charged to a tenant. That’s a deep cut into a property owner’s pockets.

“That model has to change,” co-founder Brenda Bolanos said. “Leaseably helps landlords rent and manage their rental properties with ease and confidence at a reasonable price without any hidden fees.”

Property owners such as Rose have found Leaseably to be agreeably inexpensive. He pays $70 a month to Leaseably for rental property concierge services to answer the calls from his tenants, to send reminders to collect the rent on time, to coordinate repairs, to keep track of expenses and to handle the various transactions that naturally accompany a monthly money-making endeavor.

“In my experience, a property management company takes up to 10 percent,” he said. “Why would I pay 10 percent? I would do it myself, but for $70 a month, I’ll let Leaseably do it.”

Leaseably has several sensible management plans to accommodate the property owner’s own involvement, but all of it with timely, efficient and courteous service to the tenant and the landlord.

Rose’s bottom line on the bottom line, echoed by others: “It’s been great.”

The preceding was a sponsored business profile. For information about Leaseably, visit the website here or call 1- (844) 571-EASE. The email address is [email protected].

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